HAYDEN PADDON WILL MAKE A SENSATIONAL RETURN TO THE WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP AT NEXT MONTH’S NESTE RALLY FINLAND, DRIVING AN M-SPORT FORD FIESTA WRC. The Kiwi concluded the deal late last week and will test the car shortly before the start of the Jyväskylä rally. Paddon admitted missing out on a Hyundai seat – after […]

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Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon takes on a new challenge this weekend as he makes his debut in the new European rallycross series, TitansRX Europe. The new FIA-affiliated series kicks off at the Circuit d’Essay in France, about two hours west of Paris, with a full grid of 12 drivers competing in identical PanteraRX6 cars. […]

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Hayden Paddon has ticked off his key goals at the 3-5 May running of the International Rally of Whangarei – the outright rally win, maximum points towards the Pacific Cup component of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship, and new stage records on more than 80% of the rally’s special stages. With new co-driver Samantha […]

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New Zealand’s Hyundai rally star Hayden Paddon tackles this weekend’s International Rally of Whangarei with a new co-driver calling the pace notes. Paddon will naturally focus on his own performance, aiming to set several new stage records on the fast, cambered roads of the Whangarei rally that he enjoys so much and has won four […]

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WRC DRIVERS HAYDEN PADDON AND MADS ØSTBERG STARRED ON LAST WEEKEND’S OTAGO RALLY IN NEW ZEALAND. Both are battling to return to full-time WRC programmes and did their hopes no harm with strong victories in their respective classes. Paddon dominated the Dunedin-based event in his Hyundai i20 AP4 – a car built to the FIA’s […]

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Hayden Paddon and John Kennard, New Zealand’s most successful rally pairing, are back together for this weekend’s Rally Otago in their Hyundai i20 AP4 rally car. The 12-14 April rally is the opening round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship and, for the first time, also a round of the FIA […]

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HAYDEN PADDON INSISTS HE IS READY AND WAITING FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO RETURN TO THE WRC AND BELIEVES THE 2020 SEASON COULD PROVIDE HIS BEST CHANCE. The New Zealander was ousted from Hyundai Motorsport’s WRC line-up at the end of 2018 when it signed nine-time champion Sébastien Loeb to a part programme in its third […]

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Hyundai World Rally Championship exile Hayden Paddon will compete in the new Global Rallycross Europe series in 2019. Paddon was left on the WRC sidelines when Hyundai signed former Peugeot World Rallycross driver Sebastien Loeb to share its third car with Dani Sordo this season. The New Zealander will race a new single-make spaceframe Pantera […]

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HAYDEN PADDON HAS RULED HIMSELF OUT OF A WRC DRIVE IN 2019 FOLLOWING HYUNDAI’S DECISION TO SIGN NINE-TIME WORLD CHAMPION SÉBASTIEN LOEB. The New Zealand driver hoped to share the third car in the Hyundai Shell Mobis squad with Dani Sordo, as he did in 2018, but the Korean manufacturer’s swoop for the 44-year-old Frenchman […]

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New Zealander Hayden Paddon aimed to push hard at this week’s final round of the FIA World Rally Championship in Australia and, with co-driver Seb Marshall alongside, he did – scoring a hard-fought second place. In what was a dramatic final day of the season near the coastal New South Wales town of Coffs Harbour, […]

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